Monday, December 29, 2008


a Biblical thought...
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." (John 11:25-27)

a Book thought...
Leaders should not look for their own glory. Their language should use an inclusive we rather than a self-promoting I whenever possible. (p33)
a Dave thought...
I have been a big fan of Frost & Hirsch ever since reading the "Shaping of Things to Come" over 5 years ago and more recently Alan's book "The Forgotten Ways". Their new book "reJesus" I'm yet to get hold of but it looks at the following questions:

What ongoing role does Jesus the Messiah play in shaping the ethos and self understanding of the movement that originated in him?
How is the Christian religion informed and shaped by the Jesus that we meet in the Gospels?
How do we assess the continuity required between the life and example of Jesus and the subsequent religion called Christianity?
In how many ways do we domesticate the radical Revolutionary in order to sustain our religion and religiosity?
How can a rediscovery of Jesus renew our discipleship, the Christian community, and the ongoing mission of the church?

These questions take us to the core of what the church is all about. Rather than reformation, we call this task ‘re-founding the church’ because it raises the issue of the Church's true Founder or Foundation. This theme is of particular importance at the dawn of the twenty-first century as many attempt to address Christianity's endemic and long trended decline in the West.

Just a thought.

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